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Robbo pleased with performance in Wednesday success

The Under 23s' assistant manager on Owls win...

3 November 2020

Millwall Under 23s' assistant manager Paul Robinson took charge of Tuesday afternoon's 1-0 Professional Development League success at Sheffield Wednesday - and praised his team for a "deserved" win.

Sean O'Brien was the match-winner, whilst Billy Mitchell also saw 75 minutes of competitive action, and in speaking to, Robinson - in the hotseat whilst Kevin Nugent continued to assist the first-team coaching staff - lauded the "effort and application" of his team.

"It's a really pleasing result," he said. "It was a challenge for our lads, heading up to Sheffield with a strong wind blowing and a bobbly pitch. It wasn't exactly conditions for free-flowing football.

"Sometimes, though, you face things like that in football where you have to turn up and find a way to win. In the first-half, Sheffield Wednesday started well and had a few opportunities, but in the second, we dominated the game, had a lot of chances and deservedly won the game.

"From my point of view as a defender, I'm pleased with the clean sheet, but also with the effort and application of the lads."

Mitchell, meanwhile, is working his way back to full fitness after suffering an injury on the club's pre-season training camp in Scotland.

"Billy's a great character, an excellent influence on our group and has worked really hard to get himself back to fitness. That was his second game he has played in [since returning], so that's good for himself, but also for the first-team set-up that he can get himself back up to full match fitness."

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